Thanks to everyone who attended our February Crab Feed. The Crab Feed was sold out weeks prior to the event; we could not be more grateful.
The night featured a diverse selection of drawing and auction items, including rare wine packages, getaway homes, restaurant certificates, an animal safari (Santa Rosa, CA) and the services of a licensed contractor for an eight-hour day. We would like to thank all the people who contributed to our drawings and auctions. Our event netted over $5,000 for the night. And it could not have been done without your care and support!
Our third annual Crab Feed was held on January 26th. About 120 persons attended. Thanks to our supporters we were able to raise about $5,300 in total proceeds after expenses. Thanks to our supporters and volunteers who helped make this event such a success.
AIDS has orphaned about one million children in Kenya, leaving them socially isolated with severe risks to their health and education. In addition, lack of institutional and family support for AIDS-orphans has further compounded their problems. UNICEF reports (2009) that African children who have lost both parents are less likely to attend school than children living with one or both parents.
In order to provide a reliable source of clean water for our sponsored children, Tamu Orphans Support Fund contracted with Spiritual Revival Ministries Support Group of Awasi, Kenya to construct a well and water tower at the Tamu home. An old well on the farm had been contaminated by leakage from the septic system and was closed years ago. The children have been drinking rainwater collected in storage tanks and bottled water purchased during the dry season.
Tamu Orphans Support Fund began collecting donations for a new well in mid-2010. The donations from our Crab Feed fundraiser combined with individual contributions were enough for us to begin work on the project in Fall 2011. The cost for the well and water storage system came to $7,500. The drilling took place over several weeks, due to difficulties in penetrating underground rock. But after several tries the drilling team reached the water table. The well and water tower were finished in January 2012, complete with an electric pump to fill the storage tank. The new water system now supplies our sponsored children with a reliable supply of safe drinking water. We even have enough to share with the neighbors!
Your donation will help to sustain Tamu Orphans Support Fund. 100% of your donation will be used to support our charitable work. We use your funds to pay for school fees, buy essentials such as food and clothing, and pay for the children’s medical care.
Please mail your tax-deductable donation payable to TOSF at 1630 North Main Street, #209, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Your donations do make a difference!